24th EU-NGO Human Rights Forum 2022

24th EU-NGO Human Rights Forum 2022 ‘Stop impunity: The road to accountability and justice. Human Rights in Crisis and Conflict’ Opening Remarks (Day 2) by the EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Eamon Gilmore 15 December 2022   Watch the recording here (from 32.50 to 1.00.15) Good morning everyone. It is great to be with…

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How can the EU contribute to effective compliance with International Humanitarian Law?

Launch of the Fifth Report on the EU Guidelines on Promoting Compliance with International Humanitarian Law ‘How can the EU contribute to effective compliance with IHL? The need to end impunity and to ensure accountability for serious violations of international humanitarian law’ Remarks by the EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Eamon Gilmore 14 December…

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My November 2022 Newsletter

Saudi Arabia I co-chaired the second edition of the EU –Saudi Arabia Human Rights Dialogue held in Riyadh on 6 November 2022 alongside recently appointed head of the Saudi Human Rights Commission Dr. Hala al-Tuwaijiri. I raised concerns regarding the recent increase in executions; long sentences for activity on social media, and travel bans imposed…

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10 years of supporting parliamentary democracy – European Parliament Conference

At the European Parliament Conference on support democracy worldwide on 30 November, Eamon Gilmore argued that we look at the countries between the two extremes of the democracy spectrum of liberal democracies and absolute autocracies. These are the mix of countries with a burden of a dictatorial past or recently transitioned countries at a tipping…

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Children in Armed Conflict

Children in Armed Conflict: How can they be protected in a multilevel international framework? A joint commitment by national and international Institutions and Organizations together with the Academic Community Luxembourg, 21-22 November 2022 Watch the recorded keynote address below Your Royal Highness, Rector, distinguished speakers and participants, good afternoon to all. It is a great…

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8th World Congress against the Death Penalty

World Congress Against the Death Penalty Remarks by the EU Special Representative for Human Rights 15 November 2022, Berlin   Transcript: “Thank you very much, and thank you for the invitation and to the organisers for having us here. Let me start by saying that the European Union is opposed to the death penalty in…

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My October Newsletter: ASEAN @ Jakarta and beyond

ASEAN/Indonesia  I recently co-chaired the 4th ASEAN-EU Policy Dialogue on Human Rights in Jakarta and met with the Indonesian government, in particular H.E. Edward Omar Sharif Hiariej Vice-Minister for Law and Human Rights, local human rights bodies and civil society (23-26 October). While Myanmar was in focus throughout my meetings, I also raised other major…

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Cyberspace and digital technologies

World Ethical Data Forum 2022 Video message by the EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Eamon Gilmore ‘Cyberspace and digital technologies: A new impetus for human rights’   Good morning from Brussels. It is a great pleasure to address the 2022 World Ethical Data Forum. The ethical use of data to prevent violations of fundamental…

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Responsible Business Alliance Annual Conference

Responsible Business Alliance Annual Conference Address by the EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Eamon Gilmore   Thank you to the Responsible Business Alliance for the invitation to address you today to talk about what the EU is doing on business and human rights. Business and human rights has become more important in recent years;…

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EuroMed Rights 25th Anniversary Conference

EuroMed Rights 25th Anniversary Conference Keynote Speech by EUSR for Human Rights, Eamon Gilmore Thursday, 13 October 2022, Brussels   CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Good morning everyone. It is probably my political background, that I prefer to speak standing up. I don’t know what it is about politicians speaking standing up, maybe it is the instinct…

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